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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office and Excel Buffer Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015766
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015766
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-4131, CVE-2006-0009, CVE-2006-0028, CVE-2006-0029, CVE-2006-0030, CVE-2006-0031   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 14 2006
Original Entry Date:  Mar 14 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in various components of Microsoft Office. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted document that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

An Excel document with a specially crafted range can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system [CVE-2005-4131]. [Editor's note: This vulnerability was previously disclosed in Alert ID 1015333.]

A specially crafted routing slip within an Office document can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system [CVE-2006-0009].

An Excel document with a specially crafted parsing format file can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system [CVE-2006-0028].

An Excel document with a specially crafted description can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system [CVE-2006-0029].

An Excel document with a specially crafted graphic can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system [CVE-2006-0030].

An Excel document with a specially crafted record can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system [CVE-2006-0031].

Microsoft Office 2000 SP3, Microsoft Office XP SP3, Microsoft Office 2003 SP1 or SP2, Microsoft Works Suite 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006, Microsoft Office X for Mac, and Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac are affected.

Microsoft Office Excel 2000 Viewer, Microsoft Office Excel 2002 Viewer, Microsoft Word 2003, Microsoft Outlook 2003, and Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 are not affected.

Microsoft credits Ollie Whitehouse of Symantec [CVE-2006-0009], FelicioX [CVE-2005-4131], Peter Winter-Smith of NGS Software [CVE-2005-4131], TippingPoint and the Zero Day Initiative [CVE-2006-0028], Dejun of the Fortinet Security Response Team [CVE-2006-0029], and Eyas of the XFOCUS Security Team [CVE-2006-0031] with reporting these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Word 2000:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=CD2179FD-37F5-4D09-B653-0174651CF5E4

Microsoft Excel 2000:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C9433440-31EF-4C18-A0C7-B595EA23F6FC

Microsoft Outlook 2000:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2B231231-AC83-4688-9C8D-DCDCB544FB3C

Microsoft PowerPoint 2000:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=F24D4BD0-4771-4688-B52A-02D4EABB1574

Microsoft Office 2000 MultiLanguage Packs:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0AAA1700-766F-4979-B51F-AAA0A24EF2E8

Microsoft Word 2002:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8B98A5FE-7A26-45F0-8D28-C9618FA7A458&displaylang=en

Microsoft Excel 2002:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=643337C7-8A47-4FA3-AB58-7A916B33607D&displaylang=en

Microsoft Outlook 2002:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9B0D4441-4F88-4B59-A4F3-6FB558EF8135

Microsoft PowerPoint 2002:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C74CB45B-CF92-4EFC-8DBE-DBF4BDEBE215

Microsoft Office XP Multilingual User Interface Packs:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=589D9ABB-6308-4208-881C-CE58D6972E1F&displaylang=en

Microsoft Excel 2003:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AC22F83A-B409-4469-984E-6C19D8F5FE41&displaylang=en

Microsoft Excel 2003 Viewer:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=7DBADBD1-0542-475B-91B5-90DD2AF2C0FC&displaylang=en

Microsoft Works Suite 2000:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=CD2179FD-37F5-4D09-B653-0174651CF5E4&displaylang=en

Microsoft Works Suite 2001:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=CD2179FD-37F5-4D09-B653-0174651CF5E4&displaylang=en

Microsoft Works Suite 2002:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8B98A5FE-7A26-45F0-8D28-C9618FA7A458&displaylang=en

Microsoft Works Suite 2003:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8B98A5FE-7A26-45F0-8D28-C9618FA7A458&displaylang=en

Microsoft Works Suite 2004:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8B98A5FE-7A26-45F0-8D28-C9618FA7A458&displaylang=en

Microsoft Works Suite 2005:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8B98A5FE-7A26-45F0-8D28-C9618FA7A458&displaylang=en

Microsoft Works Suite 2006:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8B98A5FE-7A26-45F0-8D28-C9618FA7A458&displaylang=en

Microsoft Office X for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/mac/

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/mac/

The fixes in this bulletin replace some fixes in MS04-033, MS05-012, MS05-035, MS06-003, and MS06-010.

A restart may be required.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-012.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-012.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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